flush_all functionality at given time

Alex Stapleton alexs at advfn.com
Wed Aug 10 01:29:12 PDT 2005

On 10 Aug 2005, at 08:35, Sean Chittenden wrote:

>>>> So, apart from just "flush_all", you can now also specify an
>>>> expiration for the flush to occur.
>>>> flush_all\r\n        // flushes now
>>>> flush_all 10\r\n        // flushes in 10 seconds
>>>> flush_all 1120673174\r\n    // flushes at Wed Jul  6 18:06:14 2005
>>>> GMT
>> One question,
>> How do you differentiate from "in 10 seconds" and a full UNIX Time
>> stamp?
> If the number of seconds is less than 30 days, it's relative.  If it's
> more than 30 days, it's absolute.  This doesn't make lib author's
> lives easy from an API perspective, but, on the server side of things,
> I've thrown a [+-] character in there to qualify relative vs. absolute
> times.  Not especially practical, but satisfies my pedantic need to
> explicitly qualify operations.  Blame SmallTalk. -sc

Will that apply to everything then? I too would much prefer having to  
explicitly define whether it was an absolute or relative value,  
although I think just specifying + to mean that it was a relative one  
would be enough, not that it matters.

> -- 
> Sean Chittenden

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